How to Find Arrested Persons Using Police Control Room

Police Control Room : The State Government is required to display the details of arrested persons through District Control Rooms and State Level Control Room under Section 41C of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

The Code of Criminal Procedure Amendment act, 2008 (5 of 2009) made a stringent provision under Section 41C like –

(1) The State Government shall establish a police control room-

(a) in every district; and

(b) at State level.

(2) The State Government shall cause to be displayed on the notice board kept outside the control rooms at every district, the names and addresses of the persons arrested and the name and designation of the police officers who made the arrests.

(3) The control room at the Police Headquarters at the State level shall collect from time to time, details about the persons arrested, nature of the offence with which they are charged and maintain a database for the information of the general public.

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According to Section 41 (C) police has to prepare a record of every arrest that they make.

In Dilip K. Basu v. State of West Bengal, (1997) 6 SCC 642) it was held that the names and addresses of arrested persons and names and designations of police officers who arrested such persons, accused of crime, should be displayed on the notice board of the Police Control Room at the district level.

Police Control Room at the Police Headquarters at the State level have to maintain a public database of the details of the persons arrested and the offences with which they are charged.

The officer-in-charge of a police station should report to the District Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate about all arrests made within the limits of his police station.

Did You Know?

Within the meaning of the provisions under Section 41 (C) (1) of the Criminal Procedure Code which was inserted by the Code of Criminal Procedure Amendment act, 2008 (5 of 2009) every State Government shall establish a Police Control Room (PCR) in

(a) every district

(b) state level only

(c) both district and state level

(d) state secretariat only.